Well since I already admitted shoplifting from Woolworth's I might as well admit the pop bottles i turned in for the 2 or 5 cent deposit were not, strictly speaking, found in parks and roadsides...most of them came from a pop machine in the basement of a nearby hospital with a big rack along the side for empties....my friend Ken Fuller ( a gentile, if you must know....leading an innocent Jew down the path of crime, of course), and I figured out that when no one was watching we could walk off with all the deposit bottles and convey them to the nearby grocery store for cold, hard cash....not a thought for the poor machine operator and his starving children.....maybe it was karma that found me investing some of this ill gotten bhunda in a Monkees rip-off album.
Brilliant story. I'm surprised you're not President or The Ruler of The Queen's Navy with a background like that.
And who comes here to wish me well? A sweetly-scented angel fell, She laid her head upon my disbelief, And bathed me with her ever-smile.
AAAAAAAAAARGHHHH....I bought that album...with very, very hard earned pop-bottle deposit money...convinced i had found a good deal...it cost $1.99 at the local 7-11 store and the real Monkeee's second album cost $3.99 at the record store. Took it home IT WASN'T THE MONKEES...just a crappy band doing covers of Monkee songs from the first two albums and the TV show. The 7-11 would not give me my money back and I'm still MAD.
Oh dear! I think we've all been there. Can anyone remember the Embassy records at Woolworths? Some of the cover artists weren't too bad while others were awful.
Only ever bought a couple because the father of one of my friends played on them. He never received much in royalties and became a plumber and decorator.
Now that's rock 'n' roll.
And the slightly preposterous, over-the-top idea that you can cram 8,040 years of history into 52 minutes, why mess about? Get on with it – do something challenging.
Dont know - it's not in my collection ;D I think they were on the same record label, Tavern, as other cover bands of that ilk like the more succcessful Barron Knights. Music that you had to sit and listen to with your parents on 60's "Entertainment" shows... No wonder we rebelled
steelmonkey: Nostalgia for the days of Kenny Wylie and Gerd Burkhardt and not knowing if you were on 'guest' or 'pest' list that day.
Sept 10, 2014 15:07:00 GMT
nonrabbit: Whatever had the shortest queue. Did both get the elbow greeting or did the latter get the withering look?
Sept 10, 2014 15:49:55 GMT
steelmonkey: Response from Tull's henchmen to my smiling face ranged from " That guy is a VIP' to 'NO'
Sept 10, 2014 16:45:51 GMT
steelmonkey: If I was alone in a small, European town, without a camera, I practically sat in Ian's lap before and after gig. If I showed up with new girlfriend who suspected my 'friend of Tull tales' were fantasies, they chased me away with no sign of recognition.
Sept 10, 2014 16:59:46 GMT
steelmonkey: 48 hours, two minutes....Gave H.E, a loud car listen today.
Sept 11, 2014 3:00:03 GMT
JTull 007: The clock keeps ticking and time continues to move closer and closer to the moat important event of 2014 !
Sept 11, 2014 11:06:54 GMT
steelmonkey: Seattle tomorrow, Oakland a week from yesterday. Looking both ways when i cross the street. praying to Gods of traffic and on time flights.
Sept 11, 2014 16:00:22 GMT
rockislander: I'm praying to the Gods of wheel bearings and fuel injectors, traffic flow. Haven't hitchhiked since the seventies and seriously don't want to. Its cloudless in Western Washington today.
Sept 11, 2014 19:16:42 GMT
rockislander: Steelmonkey: vicinity of space needle. holiday clothing. plastic shades.
Sept 11, 2014 19:23:39 GMT
steelmonkey: Is the space needle near the place ?....nah...don't have my ticket with me but will announce seats later and encourage you to look for guy who looks like his sister and vice-versa.
Sept 11, 2014 19:42:03 GMT
JTull 007: Yes. Steelmonkey will be very close to the Space Needle tomorrow!
Sept 11, 2014 23:01:05 GMT
tootull: Always thought that steelmonkey was spaced - nice to see it confirmed
Sept 12, 2014 12:42:36 GMT
steelmonkey: Close means across the street...not same time zone. Rockislander: I am in Orch2 row L seat 11. I'll be wearing a smile and a light blue work shirt a la cassady/kerouac famous picture.
Sept 12, 2014 15:16:19 GMT
tootull: Wearing a smile? That would be wearing a HUGE GRIN! All the best Bernie - Review(s) required!
Sept 12, 2014 15:19:41 GMT
steelmonkey: It could only be improved if you were there...Hey, isn't Canada close to Seattle and the space needle ?
Sept 12, 2014 15:38:31 GMT
tootull: Bigger grins? Closer to the CN Tower. With Anderson/Tull on a boombox.
Sept 12, 2014 15:53:37 GMT
tootull: Watch out for those solar flares to celebrate the arrival of that Tull god, Ian Anderson - like fireworks, only bigger! DUCK & wave!
Sept 12, 2014 15:54:21 GMT
rockislander: Thanks see you there Bernie
Sept 12, 2014 16:50:40 GMT
zoke81: seattle show was awesome
Sept 14, 2014 21:00:03 GMT
maddogfagin: Thanks zoke81 and welcome to the JT Forum.
Sept 15, 2014 8:58:27 GMT